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Diamonds are Forever (James Bond) (original 1956; edition 2012)

by Ian Fleming

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Title:Diamonds are Forever (James Bond)
Authors:Ian Fleming
Info:Thomas & Mercer (2012), Paperback, 245 pages
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Diamonds are Forever by Ian Fleming (1956)

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One of two Bond books I read on the beach in Cancun over the holidays this year. Always a great time. The movies are fun of course, but the novels are more enjoyable for me. The usual Fleming issues are here—sometimes sub-par dialogue, period racism, ridiculous American characters—but he was a tremendous describer of things and places and people. Not as great as others, but still much fun. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jan 3, 2016 |
Diamonds, a fixed horse race,Las Vegas, the mob, a steam locomotive, and of course, Bond. ( )
  JoeKingman | Dec 26, 2015 |
Diamonds, a fixed horse race,Las Vegas, the mob, a steam locomotive, and of course, Bond. ( )
  JoeKingman | Dec 26, 2015 |
Diamonds, a fixed horse race,Las Vegas, the mob, a steam locomotive, and of course, Bond. ( )
  JoeKingman | Dec 26, 2015 |
Diamonds, a fixed horse race,Las Vegas, the mob, a steam locomotive, and of course, Bond. ( )
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To J.F.C.B. and E.L.C. and to the memory of W.W., Jr. at Saratoga, 1954 and '55
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With its two fighting claws held forward like a wrestler's arms the big pandinus scorpion emerged with a dry rustle from the finger-sized hole under the rock.
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James Bond surveyed the glittering diamonds that lay scattered across the leather surface of M's desk and wondered what it was all about.

The quiet grey eyes were watching him thoughtfully.

Then M took the pipe out of his mouth and drily gave Bond details of the assignment of which even M was afraid. And Bond walked out of the Headquarters of the Secret Service into his greatest adventure.

supersonic John Buchan - Listener

the best thriller of the season - Birmingham Post
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Double Oh Seven
fights American gangsters
who smuggle diamonds.
(yoyogod)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142002054, Paperback)

"Listen, Bond," said Tiffany Case. "It’d take more than Crabmeat Ravigotte to get me into bed with a man. In any event, since it’s your check, I’m going to have caviar, and what the English call “cutlets”, and some pink champagne. I don’t often date a good-looking Englishman and the dinner’s going to live up to the occasion."

Meet Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde; the kind of girl you could get into a lot of trouble with—if you wanted. She stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter, the ice-maiden herself …

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Sean Connery returns as Agent 007 and teams up with the beautiful Tiffany Case to prevent his nemesis Blofeld from using a fortune in stolen diamonds in a deadly laser satellite.

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